Dec 30, 2015

Yellow jacket, white shirt






A classic look with a twist today - crisp white button down shirt, black slim pants, plus a yellow jacket in a more casual style. You know how I love anything in a mustard yellow color, so when I stumbled across this jacket I could not say no. I got it late in the fall and haven't had many opportunities to wear it, but I will definitely make a good out of it come spring. It can be worn so many different ways; obviously styled with a more causal outfits, but also with more classic lines like I did here. With this post, the year 2015 comes to an end and I am excited for what's to come in 2016. Wherever you are tomorrow celebrating, be safe!

Wearing: Joe Fresh jacket; H&M pants; Asos shirt; Sam Edelman peep toe booties; Badgley Mischka bag.

Read more »
No comments:

Dec 28, 2015

Cape jacket







This cape jacket is such a favorite of mine - granted there aren't that many opportunities in Chicago to wear a jacket like this - I can wear it to work and look professional and I can wear it with jeans and a sweatshirt with some ankle booties. Although the initial reaction would be to wear it mostly with elegant clothes because, let's face it, it is an elegant looking jacket, recent years proved all styling rules seem to no longer apply to virtually anything, hence my styling tip involving jeans and a sweatshirt :) I love the cape sleeves and the thick collar. Surprisingly it kept me warm on some really cold days, all I needed to do was add a thick sweater underneath. And as I mentioned before, Chicago weather does not guarantee many spring and fall weather days during the year, therefore wearing a sweater underneath it for additional layer is almost a must. I love layering, so that's even better for me! Hope you all have a great day!

Wearing: Mackage cape jacket; Warehouse shirt; H&M pants (sold out, but I linked similar H&M style here and here); Forever21 pumps (similar here); Madewell bag.

Read more »
No comments:

Dec 20, 2015

Last weekend before Christmas!






Last weekend before Christmas! I love this time of year and I wish we had just a little bit of snow, but as you can see in the pictures we have ZERO snow and it does not look like we will have any for Christmas. It's amazing, this weather this year; it hasn't been cold at all and it snowed only twice thus far! I am wearing a sweatshirt with embroidered Christmas detail, which I got a couple of years ago on Etsy for an ugly Christmas sweater party that year. But to be honest, I am kind of loving this sweatshirt, because, turns out, I don't think it's ugly at all haha! The fact that the Christmas detail is so subtle makes it not too flashy and it no longer qualifies as an 'ugly' Christmas sweater (at least that's my opinion). That year when I got it I ended up wearing it so often all through winter and I might just do that this year too! Hope you all have a wonderful time next week filled with love, laughter and cozy evenings by the fireplace!

Wearing: G-Star jeans; Forever21 pumps.

Read more »
No comments:

Dec 17, 2015

All denim look







An all denim look was such a staple in the 80's and here we are again, 20 some years later, with the same look but freshened up! I have been wearing this denim Asos shirt so much, it really goes with so many items in my closet. I love the bleached out spots; the fabric is super thick too, so it's not too flimsy (I like the fabric of my shirts stiff; maybe that's weird, but it's one of my weird preferences). Now on to the jeans: I recently got them on Asos, they are G-Star, so were a bit pricey, but I know I will get a lot of wear out of them. I love the slouchiness in the butt, but a more tight fit along the calves. Those can be worn in so many different ways: dressed down with a simple tee or dressed up with the same tee, a structured blazer and some heeled sandals for a cool evening look. How crazy is that that these pictures we took a few days ago, in the middle of DECEMBER and I was not cold without a coat!

Wearing: Asos shirt (similar here; love this very affordable one); G-Star jeans; Vince boots (bought at TJ Maxx for a fraction of the cost; love these Vince Camuto ones); Target quilted bag.

Read more »
No comments:

Dec 9, 2015

Plaid





Is there anything better about fall and winter (and spring for that matter) than finally being able to wear plaid scarfs? You can see them all over; there isn't a day that you don't pass someone on the street wearing a plaid scarf. With so many brands out there, you really don't need to spend a lot of money. Asos being one place (pretty much my go to for everything!), then Gap, Old Navy, Zara, J.Crew, Forever21, H&M, you name it. I believe I have more in my scarf drawer somewhere than what I am showing here, but you get the point. From the top: first and second are Target, third one is J.Crew and the bottom one is Zara. Check out the links below for some other colorful options:

Amazon - J.Crew - Forever21 - Asos (love this purple color) - another Asos one (love the yellow!) - Zara 
Read more »
No comments:

Dec 4, 2015

Faux fur vest




A fur vest is such a fun way to enhance your look, even a basic one. I am wearing basics: just a simple skinny black pant, a button down navy shirt, but the vest added on to it makes it for a much more interesting look. Can I also mention these Diesel sneakers? Aren't these fantastic? The leather is so soft, but more importantly the zipper detail on the side is so cool! I got mine a long time ago, but they are still available on diesel.com (link below). When I was looking for a fur vest I had a white color in mind, but I came across this one at Forever21 and could not resist myself. I am wearing mine tied at the waist, but could also be worn untied. I am imagining all these other ways I can style it - with a long boho, flowy dress, with jeans and a simple tee, with a crisp white button down shirt...the possibilities are endless. It is also perfect as that one more layer you need to stay warm, when you don't want to (or need to) wear a jacket.
Wearing: Forever21 faux fur vest - H&M pants - Diesel sneakers - Phillip Lim Ryder bag
Read more »
No comments:

Dec 3, 2015

Family









Happy December everyone! I love December - Christmas is in the air and all the plans for various festivities make it for such a special month! More than ever, it is in December that I feel particularly grateful for my family. I am grateful for them all year round obviously, but it is around Christmas that I appreciate having my family and friends more than ever. By no means am I perfect or my family is perfect; we have our ups and downs, but the mere fact that they are there and have our backs is enough for me to feel very lucky. Hope you all have a great Holiday season and are sharing it with your loved ones!
Read more »
No comments:
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...